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It’s a wonderful Christmas film

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There aren’t many classic films which serve up seasonal suicide as heartwarming Christmas fare, but thanks to a mix of whimsy (an angel earns his wings by showing a depressed man the true worth of life) and apple-pie escapism It’s A Wonderful Life has secured its place on best movie lists for all time.

A flop upon its initial release, Frank Capra’s 1946 tale of a devoted small town businessman (Jimmy Stewart) whose spirit is crushed by an avaricious banker (a brilliantly avaricious Lionel Barrymore), before an earthbound angel shows him how much worse the world would be without him, has become a welcome fixture on the Christmas television schedule.

See it on the big screen at the Dunamaise Arts Centre on Tuesday, December 17, at 11am.

 

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